Awuda drowned, wasn’t beaten to death – Police

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The Anambra State Police Command says Miss Chinyere Awuda who was found dead in an abandoned swimming pool within the premises of Cosmila Hotel was not beaten to death.

Recall that the deceased was alleged to have been beaten to death by some persons who had an event at the hotel the previous night after she was accused of pilfering some of the Naira Notes allegedly sprayed on the celebrant.

DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, spokesman of the state police command in a statement on Friday said that in the course of the investigation, the celebrant was arrested for questioning while the corpse was recovered and deposited at the morgue for autopsy.

He said: “Contrary to claims that the deceased was beaten to death, the pathologist found no sign of trauma on the body.

“The autopsy report indicated that Drowning was the cause of death.

“This finding was in tandem with claims that the lady ran away when accosted and every effort made to find her that night was futile.

“It would appear that she fell into the abandoned swimming pool and drowned.

“Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, *CP Aderemi Adeoye* has directed that the case file be forwarded to the Attorney General for vetting and legal advice.

“Any further development will be communicated to the public in due course, please”.